The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Check Point Software Technologies.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 65 66 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.35% 0.48% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 1.00% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£295 £575 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.69% +82.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -46.77%
CheckPoint
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
387 401 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.90% 48.31% 54.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 165 254
Average daily rate £400 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £520 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 31
Average hourly rate £14.35 £31.56 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.53% +97.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.41 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the Cheshire region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Cheshire region.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 £300 - 1
Chester - - - -
CheckPoint
North West

CheckPoint
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CheckPoint.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) CISSP
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) GCIA
3 1 (33.33%) GCIH
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) CEH
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) TACACS
3 1 (33.33%) Websense
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) FortiGate

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CheckPoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) TACACS
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) GCIA
1 1 (33.33%) GCIH
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Websense
3 1 (33.33%) F5